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Podcast with Jacob Hacker on Universal Basic Income
April 18, 2019
Coming fresh off the release of the second edition of his book, The Great Risk Shift, Jacob Hacker discusses how all our societal and economic changes have exposed more people to financial risk, and how he thinks strengthening social insurance programs, particularly health care, education, retirement, and childcare would help people weather economic shocks.
He answers the question on what universal basic income would do with a cautionary note while expounding on his reasons for government to increase, expand and update social programs because employers are no longer providing basic benefits.
“The most interesting conversations are ones where people are thinking creatively about how democracy and capitalism interact. “